Sheffield will move into the Very High (tier 3) category under the government’s COVID-19 local alert system. The restrictions will come into force on Saturday 24th October.
The restrictions mean:
People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless they are part of your household or support bubble. This includes private homes and indoors in hospitality venues, such as pubs. You must also not meet with people outside of your household or support bubble in a private garden or in most outdoor public venues.
- People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue
- All pubs and bars must close, unless they are serving substantial meals
- People should try to avoid travelling outside the Very High alert level or entering a Very High alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey
- Residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the Very High alert area
In addition, the following restrictions will also apply:
- Additional closures will include: Betting shops, adult gaming centres, casinos and soft play centres.
- Gym classes will not be allowed and social distancing guidelines should be followed between people from different households (but gyms will remain open).
Greg Fell, Public Health Director, provides a statement in a video about the new ‘very high’ restrictions that will affect all areas in Sheffield:
Links for more advice and information
- Coronavirus – local rules and restrictions (Sheffield City Council website)
- SheffNews website: Sheffield moves to Tier 3 ‘Very High’ in fight against COVID
- Statement from Mayor Dan Jarvis